Two is better than one

As many of you are aware, the Shovel Knight amiibo launches in Europe in about a week and in North America on 8th January. It'll bring a whole new wealth of features, such as a customizable knight, challenge stages, and co-op in the Wii U version.

Yacht Club Games prepared an update to preempt the amiibo launch in Europe, and it should be available for download on the Wii U right now. The 3DS update hit a "small bump on the way to finalization" and should be releasing sometime in the near future. As for North America, the update is planned to be released on time for the amiibo's release in the region. Here are the full patch notes:

  • New: Added options to swap confirm/back buttons. Options -> Controls -> Confirm/Back
  • Adjustment: Swapped the design of two rooms within the Plains of Passage while playing as Plague Knight.
  • Adjustment: Important: Game-Changer: Megaton: Can now stand on the roof of all houses in the Village.
  • Fix: The Iron Man 2014 Cheat is back in service! Just enter IM&SGC14 on the profile screen to compete for the highest score in The Lost City. Plague Knight can now take on this challenge with the help of his Treasure Trappings!
  • Fix: Uncollected Cipher Coins revaled from dirt blocks not re-appearing if moving to a different screen before collecting.
  • Fix: Reize will drop song scroll center screen if he ends up too far to the screen edge.
  • Fix: Plague Knight's money bags being caught off screen if he fell down the right-most pit during Propeller Knight's battle
  • Fix: Mr. Hat sometimes appearing off his mark during Plague Knight's post-credits.
  • Fix: Smoke bomb and Treasure Knight chest capture bug.
  • Fix: Minor text improvements across all languages

Nintendo Wii U

  • New! Introducing the Shovel Knight amiibo! Scan the Shovel Knight amiibo to activate co-op, Custom Knight, and new Challenge Mode Challenges. For instructions, check out the manual.
  • New: Added option to turn off amiibo Functionality. Options -> Game -> amiibo Functionality

Nintendo 3DS

  • New! Introducing the Shovel Knight amiibo! Scan the Shovel Knight amiibo to activate Custom Knight, and new Challenge Mode Challenges. For instructions, check out the manual.
  • New: Added option to turn off amiibo Functionality. Options -> Game -> amiibo Functionality
  • New: ZL and ZR buttons can now be bound when playing on a New Nintendo 3DS.

Also, a word of warning: using the amiibo with a profile will mean that you can't earn 'feats' anymore on that profile, as the new relics and upgrades would make them too easy.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the amiibo launch? When do you think the next expansion will be announced? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via yachtclubgames.com, yachtclubgames.com]